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PORTABLE GAS

A novelty m gas lighting has been recently introduced here by the firm of Gray and Lester, a visit to whose establishment m St Andrew street will be well repaid. They are the representatives of Messrs D. Keoloy and 00., of Sydney, and the specialty whioh they are now placing before U3 is an assortment of portable and other lamps, constructed for the burning of Mr Koeley's wonderful " coal-gas." The qualities of this gas are almost incredible until one hears them described and sees them actually tested, whioh Messrs Gray and Lester are always willing to oblige any visitor by doing. The "gas" is first shown m a liquid state— in its form of gas oil. A email reservoir at the top of the lamp is filled with this oil, whiob, passing through an ordinary metal branch, emerge* from Keeley's patent burner at the end m the form of gas -and that gas of extraordinarily high illuminating power. In addition to its light-giving power, the oil has the great advantages of being perfectly clean and remarkably safe. As Instances of the first of thesequalltles, a person may wathhla hands m it, or iprinkle any quantity over his clothes, without there being a trace of it perceptible m the shape of either smell or stain a minute afterwards, As to Its safety, the strongest proof lies In the fact tbst • quantity split on a carpet, olloloth or even a sheet of paper — so long as it la on a flat surface— can be ignited {with a matoh, and will immediately eytporate without injuring the fabrloln the slightest degree, and again wlthont leaving smell or stain behind. It is claimed that the light produced it superior to that of ordinary gas, yet ooiti the oonsumer leas money. It can bB applied with ease and at small expense to ordinary gas chandeliers, or chandeliers specially constructed for Its use can bo obtained from Meisrs Qray and Lester, as also oan reading lamps, bracket will lamps, and all sorts of portable lamps at prloes to solfc persons of all degrees of means. The firm have already disposed of » large number, and have had to seDd to Sydney for a further supply.— " Dunedln Star."

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PORTABLE GAS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2106, 15 April 1889

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